beer potomania

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Beer potomania

  • syndrome of hyponatraemia associated with excessive beer drinking was first recognised in 1972
  • dilutional hyponatraemia occurs due to excessive consumption of an exclusive beer diet which is poor in salt and protein (1)
  • beer potomania is a cause of euvolemic hyponatremia


  1. Bhattarai N, Kafle P, Panda M. Beer potomania: a case report. BMJ Case Reports. 2010 Apr;2010:bcr1020092414. DOI: 10.1136/bcr.10.2009.2414.
  2. Kujubu DA, Khosraviani A. Beer Potomania--An Unusual Cause of Hyponatremia. Perm J. 2015 Summer;19(3):74-6.

Last edited 08/2022 and last reviewed 08/2022